Beautiful Madness Book Case Chapter One Review + Coupon- Jun 2016
Beautiful Madness Book Case is a brand new subscription service for bibliophiles! Each month they send one book along with two to three items that compliment the theme of the box, plus a drink and a snack.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Beautiful Madness Book Case
The Cost: $46.50 per month with discounts available for longer subscription commitments
COUPON: Use code SIMPLYMAD to save $4 off your first box! (available for first 200 subscribers)
The Products: One handpicked book, a snack and a make-able drink, (think coffee, tea, hot cocoa), and two to three bookish items that round out the theme for that month
Ships to US only, for free
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This is the first box from Beautiful Madness, and the theme is “The Boy is Poe, Son.” How clever! This list was included, detailing the contents of this month’s package.
I haven’t had the chance to start this book yet, but it looks great! Plus it got five stars on Amazon! They write:
Follow the footsteps of the father of American horror fiction!
Edgar Allan Poe was an oddity. His life was odd, his literature is odd, his legacy is odd. Actually, his legacy is the oddest part about him. In Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe, J. W. Ocker explores Poe’s strange physical legacy along the East Coast and across the ocean by touring Poe’s homes, examining artifacts from his life–locks of his hair, pieces of his coffin, original manuscripts, the bed where his wife died–and traveling to the many memorials dedicated to Edgar Allan Poe.
Along the way, Ocker meets Poe fans from a range of backgrounds and professions–actors, museum managers, collectors, writers, professors, businessmen, sculptors, historians–who have dedicated some part of their lives to Poe and his legacy. Poe-Land is a unique travel diary that follows the afterlife of the poet, author, and critic who invented detective fiction, advanced the emerging genre of science fiction, and elevated the horror genre.
The book included this book plate, signed by the author! That’s so awesome! It increases the value of this box a good measure for me, personally. Very special.
Nevermore Amaretto & Reanimator Morning Blend Coffees – Value $5.20 each
I have actually had coffee from Coffee Shop of Horrors before, and their blends are great. Plus they’re really wacky and fun!
Classic Recipe Shortbread Bites by Willa’s Shortbread – Value $5.95
As you may know, I am off the sugar for now, so these went to my husband, who loves plain shortbread cookies. He said they were delicious!
I love the tin this candle is in; I don’t think I’ve had one like this before. I am also a big fan of anything that is “abscynthe” scented, as this candle claims to be. I’m not 100% sure what abscynthe smells like, but abscynthe-scented items usually smell great to me. This smells so good!
E is for Edgar 8″ x 8″ print by Drew Blank – Value $5
This is so cute! I hope we get more of these in coming boxes; I’m going to hang this over by the bookshelves. It would look great with company!
Winking Cat Socks by Sock It To Me – Value $12
These socks might be my favorite item in the box! I seriously needed some cat knee-highs. I love them!
Verdict: I think this was an amazing first box from Beautiful Madness Book Case, and I can’t wait to get the next one! I will definitely use everything in the box, and the themed curation was very tight. I love that! The value of this box was about $58, which is great for a $46.50 box, especially a book box. What a fun box!
What do you think of Beautiful Madness Book Case?